Watch Live: Morgan Launches in Mystic

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport hosts the launch of the Charles W. Morgan. Photo © Nautical Sites Media.

 

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest surviving commercial vessel, will return to the water at 2:00 pm today, Sunday, July 21, 2013, according to a press release from the folks at Mystic Seaport, where the event is taking place. The multimillion dollar restoration has taken nearly five years.

The public ceremony is scheduled to include a keynote address by Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ric Burns as the ship is lowered into Connecticut’s Mystic River.

The prolonged heat wave has finally broken and it’s a perfect day to be at the shore to view this historic event, but if you can’t get to Mystic today, don’t worry – Mystic Seaport has provided us with a live HD video feed of the launch, which you can view here…

 

More info is available at www.mysticseaport.org